Re: Defining Human - pt. 2

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Mon, 9 Mar 1998 19:24:33 -0800 (PST)

>> You are correct about it being an improper decision and why it was
>> improper. You are incorrect that there is any 'right to choose to murder
>> an unborn child'. Prior to Roe v. Wade, it was unthinkable. Roe v. Wade
>> stepped in and redefined human in a most barbaric way for convenience's or
>> expediency's sake.
> Unfortunately, you have repeatedly refused to point blank come up with any
> refutation of my statement that fetuses have no rights. You claim that "right
> to choose to murder an unborn child', Prior to Roe vs. Wade, it was
> unthinkable". You are right that it was unthinkable, but not for the...

Let's at least get our history correct: before Roe v. Wade, abortion
was only "unthinkable" in Texas and a few other states; it was quite
commonplace in New York and elsewhere. And the justices hardly
invented the right out of whole cloth; the decision was a natural--
if extreme--consequence of its earlier interpretation of the 14th
amendment in such cases as Griswold v. Connecticut (which legalized
birth control in 1965).

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